Build Rapport with Your New Manager
An integral part of being successful in a new role is understanding what is expected of you in the weeks and months to come. After starting your job, the first meeting between you and your manager will be an ideal time to identify these expectations, but don’t be afraid to ask for clarity and advice on how to reach these targets.
Regular meetings with your manager will also help you get a quick understanding of their preferred management style but be open with them on how you prefer to be managed. For example, if your manager is keen to give you autonomy in your role and hasn’t set any goals and you prefer to have targets to work towards, then create these goals yourself and ask your manager to go through them together. This will ensure you are both on the same page and create the impression that you want success for both the business and yourself.
Ask Lots of Questions
Even with a wealth of knowledge in your field, getting to grips with a new job can be challenging. You won't be expected to have all of the answers but asking questions will show that you are devoted and eager to learn. Ensure you listen attentively to all of the information given to you and don’t be afraid to ask for clarity if necessary. Asking questions, if done correctly, will reduce the margin for error and in turn set you up for success in a more productive workplace.
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